Re: The Dent Act
Well, Spanky, the Dent Act allowed Bruce to hang up the cowl. Therefore the Dent Act gave the police the jurisdiction to weed out the rest of the mob in a Batman-like fashion, using the Batman's vigilante style of justice.
"I am for no master nor moral persuasion. I am for myself. What your yearning soul, madam, might mistake for loyalty to person or Purpose is merely a firm and, aye, principled determination to accept responsibility only for myself and my own actions." - Elric of Melnibone, The Revenge of the Rose (Elric: Swords and Roses).